Dr. Gary Bockhold, OD

Optometry •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Bockhold
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Center For Sight

1800 Siesta Dr Sarasota, FL 34239

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Dr. Gary Bockhold, OD is a Optometrist in Sarasota, FL and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Optometry medical school in 1971. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bockhold to book an appointment.


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1st the office is neat, clean etc. Front desk people are polite & efficient. The technician (James) who does the preliminary tests is absolutely 1st rate (experienced, knowledgeable, personable, and super polite). Dr Bockhold is also great - not rushed, happy to answer questions etc. I wish all my medical visits had a team like Dr Bockhold's. BTW, I've been going to this office for years (I moved and went elsewhere ONCE - and the following year went straight back to Dr B. and his team).
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JT Kelly – Jun 24, 2020
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Dr. Bockhold is the consummate professional. Very knowledgable and experienced. Makes you feel at ease and answers all questions. His team is the same. You are taken on time and get a very personalized treatment.
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Steven Krouse, DDS – Mar 24, 2020
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Very thorough, very professional, answered all my questions. Dr Bockhold is very knowledgeable and his assistant James is also excellent.
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Oct 11, 2019
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Terrific! Very knowledgeable and thorough.
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Sep 30, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Bockhold's for many years. He and James and their entire staff are incredibly competent, service oriented and caring. I could not be more pleased with the care that I receive from this terrific practice.
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Mark Thornton – Jul 17, 2019
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Dr. Bockhold is THE best! My family drives 2 1/2 hours each way to see Dr. Bockhold. His office staff and James are awesome in every way! Highly highly recommend!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Paul M. Duck in Crystal River, FL – Jun 28, 2019
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My husband and I have been going to Dr. Bockhold for approximately 25 years and always felt he deserved 5 stars. He is an excellent , thorough and caring doctor. We are also very pleased with his entire staff and his assistant is quite knowledgeable and personable.
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May 04, 2019
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I have been going to Dr Bockhold for many years now and have always found him to be professional, thorough and genuinely concerned about my eye health.
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Leonard Wilson in Sarasota, FL – Feb 09, 2019
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Dr. Buckhold is friendly and thorough. I always feel like he keeps a close watch on my eye health. He stays up-to-date with the best equipment as well. James, who does the initial testings, is just as pleasant and thorough. I feel very fortunate to have found such a great office and professionals for my eye care.
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DCowles in Sarasota, FL – Oct 26, 2018
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Dr. Bockhold has been my optometrist for over 30 years. I've recommended him to many friends and relatives.
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Nancy in Sarasota, FL – Oct 24, 2018
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The office staff, technicians and Dr. Bockhold are competent, on time and pleasant.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Teri in Sarasota, FL – Jun 17, 2018
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I have trusted my eyes to Gary Bockhold for almost 40 years and can say that I would recommend his services to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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SARASOTA – Apr 24, 2018
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Been with Dr. Bockhold for at least 10 years! Super friendly. Only Dr. Who can get my script right. Professional and kind. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a top notch Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stacey Stuart in Sarasota, FL – Mar 31, 2018
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The absolute best! Very patient and thorough! So grateful!
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Mary Egan in Safety Harbor Fl – Oct 27, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr Bockhold for 17 years and have always received excellent care. I wear contacts and glasses and he works with me to get the optimal vision. If I have a problem that needs attention he gets me in to see him as often as necessary. I highly recommend him. He also has an optician with a nice selection of good looking glasses frames.
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Marjorie McClelland in Bradenton, FL – Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Bockhold and his staff are very competent and caring. Appointments at this office are always very positive experiences.
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Valerie in Sarasota, FL – Aug 15, 2017
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Dr, Bockhold provided a very thorough examination and made the necessary correction to my glasses. Very attractive facility and professional office staff.
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Sarasota, FL – Jul 22, 2017
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Staff members are all kind and very professional.
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Sarasota, FL – Jun 19, 2017
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I specifically chose an insurance plan that was accepted by Dr. Bockhold. He is an excellent doctor and his staff is a pleasure. I had been struggling with my vision in the past few years and am so glad to be seeing clearly again!
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Karla Q. in Venice, FL – Jan 18, 2017
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My total exam was excellent beginning with the annual reminder. I had to reschedule because of a conflict, this was handled exceptionally. The check in was perfect and on time. The Tech was very helpful and courteous. Dr. Bockhold has always explained the test extremely well to make sure I understand exactly what he is reading and what to expect. I have definitely recommended him to my friends.
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Herb Jones in Sarasota, FL – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr. Gary Bockhold, OD is a Optometrist in Sarasota, FL and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Optometry medical school in 1971. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bockhold to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Optometry

Education

1971
Ohio State University / College of Optometry
Medical School

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Bockhold's conditions and procedures:

  • Astigmatism
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Presbyopia

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Center For Sight

Center For Sight1800 Siesta Dr Sarasota, FL 34239
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